car bomb

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of car bomb

:an explosive device concealed in an automobile for use as a weapon of terrorism

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First Known Use of car bomb

1923


CAR BOMB Defined for English Language Learners

car bomb

noun

Definition of car bomb for English Language Learners

  • : a bomb that is hidden inside or underneath a vehicle


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